september, 2019

25sep12:00 pm6:30 pmSTAND OUT Photographic Events – Austin – September 2019Austin TX | September 2512:00 pm - 6:30 pm CT Photogroup Austin, 321 West Ben White, Suite 106A

Event Details

STAND OUT Photographic Events bring together top-level photographers and innovative industry creatives to discuss their work and explore new ways to differentiate both the art and business of photography. At each event, attendees will view spectacular medium format images, test leading photographic equipment, and network with industry leaders and professionals.

STAND OUT Photographic Events provides an intimate setting to explore the inspiration behind the artists’ images, as well as the preparation, capture and print techniques that were used. It’s an ideal, informal space to ask questions about workflow, network with others, listen to their stories and take a step closer to your own personal goals.


At STAND OUT Photographic Events:

  • View stunning, detailed photographic artwork and hear from the artists behind the work
  • Hear top-level photographers discuss their work and inspiration in an intimate setting
  • Find inspiration and practical information on the art and business of photography
  • Be part of a community-building, networking event
  • Ask questions about workflow and printing, network with like-minded individuals, and enjoy amazing giveaways
  • View and test the latest and greatest in the photographic industry. Bring your CF, SD, or XQD card and take home great quality images you can explore and play with after the event.


The Art of Printmaking and Selling Your Prints
with Josef Blazar
Josef Blazar is the owner of Blazing Editions, a fine art printing company based in Rhode Island. In his presentation, “The Art of Printmaking and Selling Your Prints,” Blazer will discuss the mission and background of Blazing Editions, emphasizing the importance of quality and customer service. He will also share information on various topics relating to printing images, from the benefits and drawbacks of paper and metal substrates to the importance of high resolution photos when printing from a camera. After an overview of important details in the process of printing and re-printing images, Blazer will provide valuable insight relating to art exhibitions, selling prints, interacting with galleries, and the hardships of online-focused selling.

America in Focus: Frances, Dorothea and Me
with Carol Highsmith
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Dorothea Lange and Carol M. Highsmith collections are all featured in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs archive.
Johnston, funded by Andrew Carnegie, traveled throughout America documenting architecture, gardens, African Americans and Native Americans during her career that spanned from early 1900s to the 1940s.

It’s Not About Me
with Keith Major
How I checked my ego in order to get the desired shots. I’ll tell the stories behind how personalities like Kevin Hart, David Koch, Iris Apfel, and Frank Lucas (Frank is the subject of the movie American Gangster played by Denzel Washington) can affect the mood of a shoot. I discuss how things went, how I handled situations. I discuss how crazy it can get sometimes and what I believe one can do to keep things even or what to do when caught in the eye of the storm. I believe a selfless approach to be a valuable asset in getting to the next level.

Visual Storytelling, An Alternative Way of Building Your Body of Work
with Andy Biggs
Photography is a visual storytelling method and one alternative way of assembling a body of work that will be consistent over time is to use adjectives that you would like to use, even before you pick up your camera. These adjectives will drive your work, define your visual style and help narrow down what you are trying to say and how you say it.
Andy will walk us through his own journey of visual storytelling, from his work with Banana Republic to his fine art print sales and stock photo library.



  • 12:30 – 1:00pm – Welcome and Introductions
  • 1:00 – 1:30pm – Josef Blazar – The Art of Printmaking and Selling Your Prints
  • 1:30 – 2:30pm – Carol Highsmith – America in Focus: Frances, Dorothea and Me
  • 2:30 – 3:30pm – Keith Major – It’s Not About Me
  • 3:30 – 4:30pm – Andy Biggs – Visual Storytelling, An Alternative Way of Building your Body of Work
  • 4:30– 6:30pm – Networking, Demo, Giveaways, Food and Drinks
  • All day by appointment:
    One-on-One Business Consultation with Craig Oppenheimer from Wonderful Machine 
    Medium Format Clean & Check by Phase One  


We look forward to seeing you there!


Ticket Price: $30


also at STAND OUT



We’re taking our popular Capture One Masters Classes to Austin!
Become a master of Capture One Pro with the Capture One Masters class! This training program is perfect for digital techs, photographers and retouchers who are looking for intensive training in Capture One Pro.

Capture One Masters is comprised of two half-day classes. You can take either one as a stand-alone class, or take both:


Complimentary Service Check

Complimentary service and cleaning of Phase One or Mamiya Leaf camera systems.

  • Filter / CCD Cleaning
  • Firmware Updates
  • Replace Port Covers
  • Replace Sync Ports
  • Overall Equipment Cleaning
  • Evaluate Broken Accessories
  • Remote calibrations

Complimentary cleaning only for all other Medium Format Digital Camera systems.  

  • Filter / CCD Cleaning
  • Overall Equipment Cleaning


Camera System Service and cleaning Valued at $600 or more

Complimentary service and cleaning at the STAND OUT Event is by appointment only.  There are limited appointments. Reserve your appointment today. If you cannot attend the service check, please email us.




(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm CT


Photogroup Austin

321 West Ben White, Suite 106A